Kindle so-so for students, UW study concludes

Disappointed because I haven’t found a news writing textbook available for Kindle or iBooks. There are some textbooks about broadcasting, and some out-of-copyright classics.

This journalist blogger reports on a recent study involving the Kindle DX:

College textbooks are a holy grail for the electronic book industry, but apparently they still have a ways to go, based on the UW study, conducted during the 2009-2010 school year.

“There is no e-reader that supports what we found these students doing,” first author Alex Thayer, a UW doctoral student in design and engineering, said in a release. “It remains to be seen how to design one. It’s a great space to get in to, there’s a lot of opportunity.”

Seven months into the study, more than 60 percent of the students had stopped using their Kindle regularly for academic reading — and these were computer science students, who are presumably more sympathetic to an electronic book. — Brier Dudley’s Blog | Kindle so-so for students, UW study concludes | Seattle Times Newspaper.